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08-07-2010, 06:37 AM #409
08-10-2010, 10:54 PM #410
Rexy makes last-ditch attempt to halt Bath trip
“If Chong Wei is staying behind, I think, the others should too. It would have been good for team’s morale if everyone is together,” said Rexy.
“I am one who appreciates the initiative of the NSI (National Sports Institute) to put so much effort in sending the team to Bath. But if one is not going, there should be the same rule for the others.”
The Indonesian said that he would not have voiced an objection if a team were to go there ahead of next year’s All-England in Birmingham or world championships in London.
“This will be ideal. I remember when we sent our boys two weeks earlier before the 2007 All-England in Birmingham and we had three semi-finalists in the men’s doubles,” he said.
“Anyway, I will accept the decision of the BAM. It is their call but I still think it is not too late to make changes,” he said.
Rexy was not the only one hoping for a change of the venue for the final stage of preparation for the world championships.
Several players, including doubles shuttler Tan Boon Heong and women’s singles player Wong Mew Choo, stated yesterday that they would be leaving the country today with a heavy heart.
Neither of them would make the trip if given the choice but they said that they would abide by the BAM decision.
Meanwhile, the BAM general manager, Kenny Goh, said that they would go ahead with the stint in Bath.
“We have made all the necessary arrangements. The team will go ahead with what has been planned,” he said.
i agree with rexy
and the correction on 2007,should be 2006
08-10-2010, 10:56 PM #411
badminton: Why Bath? ask players
Chong Wei said arrangements should have been made to send the team on an early trip to Paris.
"It would have helped the players adapt to the conditions at the venue. We are already quite acclimatised to European conditions," said Chong Wei at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara yesterday.
The players will leave for Bath today before heading to Paris two days before the World Championships.
"It will also be tiring for some as they will be leaving England for Paris two or three days before the start of the event," added the All England champion.
"The isolation training in England is good but nine days are not enough. Such training should be at least be for a month."
Mew Choo and doubles shuttler Tan Boon Heong also prefer KL but they are not complaining about the training in Bath.
National doubles coach Rexy Mainaky, who will not go to Bath due to visa problems, said the players should train under one roof in KL.
"We are not trying to start a controversy, but it is better for the team to train in KL if one member is not going. Training as a unit is important at this stage," he said.
Something is amiss but Misbun is not telling
“There are few precious days more before we head for the world championships and we hope to do enough work on the court and also in-depth analysis of his probable opponents,” said Misbun.
It has been mentally draining for Misbun over the last few days, especially when he has to defend his move to opt out of a centralised training camp at the Bath University to stay at home to coach Chong Wei ahead of the championships.
someone is heading to opposite direction
08-10-2010, 11:29 PM #412
..wow, LCW wants a month long trip to train & stay in UK??..i guess 9-10 days are not enough..
08-10-2010, 11:33 PM #413
that is not the point= =
08-11-2010, 12:07 AM #414
08-11-2010, 12:14 AM #415
but it is better for the team to train in KL if one member is not going. Training as a unit is important at this stage
08-11-2010, 12:15 AM #416
there are good and bad going to bath and then to paris
if one weight the not so important more than the good
i am sure they will rather stay than go
sometimes de-centralized training is better
of course this will depend on oneself and the remains of his/her preparations
08-11-2010, 02:33 AM #417
So many juicy news ahead of the WC..
Hope they don't make these as the excuses if they fail in WC..
08-12-2010, 12:33 AM #418
Rexy: Bath stint will help pair
"Kien Keat-Boon Heong have had good preparation and the stint at the University of Bath could help their cause. Probably, the isolated training will shield them from all the attention and they can stay focused," said Rexy.
"There is hardly anything to distract the players in Bath and this could work in Kien Keat-Boon Heong's favour.
"The only thing they have to be cautious about is losing their momentum as it is definitely a little boring there. I will be constantly keeping in touch with Cheh Chang and Jeremy to learn of their (Kien Keat-Boon Heong) progress.
"Two good pairs are available for sparring and we are hoping the new approach can bring about the desired results for Kien Keat-Boon Heong."
looks like there is pressure to rexy
08-12-2010, 01:55 AM #419
Kien Keat urges team-mates to have positive thinking ahead of world meet
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: All the world championship-bound shuttlers except for Lee Chong Wei left yesterday for a centralised training stint at the Bath University in England.
And Koo Kien Keat, who is one of the most senior players in the side, is determined to inspire his team-mates to make the best out of the short stint ahead of the world championships, which will be held in Paris from Aug 23-29.
The doubles ace vowed to keep the morale of team high during the stint, which had received negative vibes from several players and coaches.
Just a day ago, national doubles chief coach Rexy Mainaky hoped that the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would abort the plan to train in Bath, especially after Chong Wei and coach Misbun Sidek had been given exemption to opt out of the stint.
He felt that it was best for the team to train together.
The BAM, however, decided to stick to the plan as the coaches had not raise any objections during a meeting to finalise the stint several weeks ago.
Kien Keat said that the BAM had made a final decision and it was for the players to take it on a positive note.
“I think, the training in Bath will be a good thing. If we choose to take it positively, it will all go smoothly. It is all about one’s mind set,” he said.
Some players and coaches felt that the lack of sparring players and a change of environment to a boring one would affect morale ahead of the world championships.
“All the facilities are within the compounds of the university. I heard that the place is quite quiet. This is good as there will not be too many distractions. We can be more disciplined and focused,” said Kien Keat.
“Here (in Kuala Lumpur), you will find it hard to object when a friend invites you to go out or sometimes, we can be occupied answering phone calls. It is not that all these are bad but in Bath, we will have more time to concentrate on our game.
“I will influence my team-mates to make the best out of their stay in Bath. We need only one player to get excited and the rest will follow.”
On his chances with Tan Boon Heong in the world championships, Kien Keat said: “We neither expected a tough nor a favourable draw. The challenge in the doubles is quite open and it is never easy from the early rounds.”
Top seeds Kien Keat-Boon Heong are in the same quarter with China’s Chai Biao-Zhang Nan and South Koreans Lee Yong-dae-Jung Jae-sung.
“We will probably meet the Chinese (third ranked) pair in the third round. This will be an important match for us,” said Kien Keat.
“A win in a confident manner will certainly give us extra motivation against the Koreans if we meet them in the quarter-finals. We will give our best to go as far as possible in the championships.”
Besides Kien Keat-Boon Heong, the other players for the world championships who left yesterday for the stint in Bath were Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Wong Mew Choo, Lydia Cheah and Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying.
Accompanying them were sparring partners Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Lok Chong Chieh, Mak Hee Chun, Tan Wee Kiong and Lim Khim Wah and coaches Pang Cheh Chang, Jeremy Gan and Rashid Sidek.
I don't wish to see those players who is in Bath currently on their facebook ok?
08-12-2010, 02:10 AM #420
08-12-2010, 08:37 PM #421
Badminton: Ramlan: Bath good for Lee
"It is all about one coach (Misbun) who withdrew due to personal reasons and his player (Chong Wei) had to follow suit. It is natural for an athlete to feel cautious or worried with a new approach but we must also remember that athletes are also people who embrace challenges," said Ramlan.
"University of Bath is one of the main foreign bases for our athletes especially for the Road to London programme and we decided to try it out early for the shuttlers.
"The training venues provided by the hosts are not as good as that of tournaments on most occasions but Bath is an alternative where the players can adjust time difference and get acclimatised.
"A seven-hour difference means it takes about seven days to get adjusted internally and this will give our players a slight advantage.
"Chong Wei can afford to miss the stint as he is one of the fittest shuttlers and adapts fast during international tournaments but this is the World Championships and every minor detail is important to maximise performance.
"He may have lost that slight advantage and the best we can do is to provide everything we can here so that his preparations are not affected.
"I have spoken to Misbun twice and he was apologetic for not being able to make the trip but is looking forward to future opportunities, especially before next year's All England, to train at Bath."
Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek also urged the badminton players to be more acceptable to alternative training methods following their reluctance to train at the University of Bath.
"While current methods may also produce results, the badminton players must be ready to accept new methods," said Ahmad Shabery at his office in Putrajaya yesterday.
BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said it was a collective decision to accept Misbun's wishes as he had cited personal reasons but stated that such late requests will not be entertained in future.
"It was a collective decision to exempt Misbun who also wanted Chong Wei to stay back and train in Kuala Lumpur since he will not be making the trip to the University of Bath," said Chin Chai.
"Misbun and Chong Wei are professionals and know what they are doing and we have granted their wishes on this occasion. However, we will ensure there will be no late withdrawals should there be any future stints.
"There could be further stints if this helps our players as the World Championships will be held in England next year."
Ramlan defends decision to send shuttlers to train in Bath
“The NSI, BAM and NSC are together in this. This is a national project. It does not revolve around badminton only but also other sports. All agencies are involved and we work in the spirit of partnership,” said Ramlan at a special press conference initiated by the NSI to clarify about the Bath stint.
“As far as we are concerned, there are scientific justifications in sending the players to Bath. Besides, it is also affordable because of our partnership with the university.”
In March, the government signed an MoU with Bath University for it to become a gateway and forward base for Malaysian athletes.
Ramlan hoped that more effective communication between all parties – athletes, coaches, support service staff and sports officials – would prevent a recurrence of such misunderstanding.
“There have been several different platforms for us to discuss these matters. But no one had raised any concerns. We are the service providers and we are always open to what the coaches or the officials have to say,” he said.
“What we are doing is not new but it may be to some. And usually, there will be some kind of resistance when we get out of our comfort zone. This is normal.”
Asked whether Chong Wei will lose out by staying back, Ramlan said: “The only thing that Misbun and Chong Wei will miss is the opportunity to experience the atmosphere in Bath. But they will probably get another chance before the All-England next year.
“It (Bath University) will also be used as a forward base before the World Badminton Championships in London in 2011 and the London Olympic Games in 2012.
“As far as the world meet is concerned, Chong Wei can afford to miss the Bath training stint. He is the fittest and has the ability to adapt quickly.
“I do not take Misbun’s decision to skip this as resistance or reluctance. He has a personal problem and we accept that. We at the NSI will continue to give our support to Misbun and Chong Wei so that they will enjoy the best preparation at home.”
can anyone tell if there is some difference in this 2 news?
08-13-2010, 08:22 AM #422
08-15-2010, 03:38 AM #423
What is going on?
If Misbun had not earlier given notice of opting out after having been informed of the Bath training, then opting out so late, ostensibly for personal reasons, in the game is puzzling and quite frankly is irresponsible.
I think the Coaching and Training Committee is being too lenient on him by allowing for special treatment for him. LCW is being dragged into this as he is torn between loyalty to Misbun and his duty to the nation.
08-15-2010, 03:46 AM #424
One of the reason that Misbun is staying back is due to his ailing wife who has been suffering from Kidney problem. So Misbun chose to stay back and train LCW at home and at the same time can see his wife.
08-15-2010, 06:04 AM #425
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